Roll out of bodycams for DVSA frontline enforcement staff
From now on you may see DVSA staff are starting to wear body-worn cameras on roadside checks and site visits.
The DVSA are investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff to reduce physical and verbal assaults.
The move brings the DVSA in line with many other enforcement bodies such as the police who have been using ‘bodycams’ for a number of years in their frontline work.
What is a 'bodycam'?
‘Bodycams’ are small devices slightly larger than a credit card which are usually worn on the chest, and record video and audio much like a personal CCTV device.
Whilst the majority of the people we come into contact with are courteous, we need to be able to protect the public without fear of violence or abuse.
DVSA take a zero-tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults and the bodycams will act as a deterrent.
They will also enable DVSA to manage, support and respond to any assaults that take place.